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PROGRAM MANAGER III
PROGRAM MANAGER – MOSQUITO CONTROL
||2/9/2015 11:59:00 PM
||2/24/2015 11:59:00 PM
||$60,543.00 – $97,203.00/year
LOCATION OF POSITION
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE – HEADQUARTERS
50 HARRY S. TRUMAN PARKWAY, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
Main Purpose of Job
This position will administer and implement the Maryland Mosquito Control Law, provide administrative leadership and technical expertise to the Statewide cooperative Mosquito Control Program in Maryland, and ensure that program activities are conducted legally, efficaciously and economically, based on sound science, with no adverse effects on people or the environment and according to integrated pest management principles.
This is a managerial level position, which will report to the Assistant Secretary, Plant Industries and Pest Management.
Mosquito Control is a service program of the Maryland Department of Agriculture available to all areas of the State through voluntary participation and willingness of local jurisdictions to pay a share of costs. Mosquito control service is provided to 2,500 communities throughout 16 counties, and impacts approximately 725,000 Maryland residents. The program employs a full-time staff of 16, and 60+ seasonal employees. Program resources include 62 light trucks, 1 heavy truck, 3 watercraft, 8 all-terrain vehicles, 30 ULV sprayers, earth moving equipment, forklifts and 1 aircraft.
The primary goals of the program are to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease to humans and domestic animals, and to provide relief from excessive mosquito annoyance. Frequent and effective interactions with other State agencies (DHMH, MDE, DNR and others), County governments, professional organizations, the general public and media representatives is required. Primary responsibilities include:
Administration and Management – Direct strategic planning for program development, mission statement, goals and objectives; establish, monitor and revise program policies; fiscal and budgetary management; review scientific, regulatory and professional literature to ensure that program activities are conducted according to best management practices; staff training.
Program Coordination and Representation – Oversee interaction between the Mosquito Control section and other State and federal programs; prepare and/or review all wetland permit applications for mosquito control source reduction projects; prepare and/or review Toxic Materials Permit applications; act as official Department representative in contacts with elected officals, community associations; other agencies and the public; conduct program in accordance with the requirements of the Maryland Pesticide Applicators Law and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
Personnel Direction and Supervision
Education: Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in a biological science with a focus in mosquito biology, aquatic entomology, or related topic.
Experience: Four years of technical or professional experience in a public Mosquito Control or closely related program.
Note: An advanced college degree may be substituted for experience.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
A drivers license valid in Maryland, with no more than 5 points on the driving record is a requirement for operating State vehicles.
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.
Note: A resume, CV, college transcripts, etc. may be uploaded as an attachment to the online application, but the application must also be fully completed.
Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of candidates eligible for hire.
Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access. All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions. (Postmarks not accepted.)
Mail applications to: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application. If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 410-841-5846). Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
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